Combined Cycle (COGAS) power plants for Egypt: Deutsche Bank, HSBC and KfW IPEX-Bank structure and arrange EUR 3.5 billion in financing

12 April 2016Over EUR 3.5 billion to finance the largest combined cycle power plants in the worldDeutsche Bank, HSBC and KfW IPEX-Bank structure and arrange ECA-underwritten financing for 17 international banksGerman technology expert Siemens to deliver its latest generation of gas turbines to Egypt for the three high-efficiency power plantsDeutsche Bank, HSBC and KfW IPEX-Bank have jointly struct

  
12 April 2016
Over EUR 3.5 billion to finance the largest combined cycle power plants in the world

Deutsche Bank, HSBC and KfW IPEX-Bank structure and arrange ECA-underwritten financing for 17 international banks

German technology expert Siemens to deliver its latest generation of gas turbines to Egypt for the three high-efficiency power plants


Deutsche Bank, HSBC and KfW IPEX-Bank have jointly structured and arranged the Hermes-underwritten financing for the Beni Suef, Burullus and New Capital COGAS plants in Egypt. A consortium of 17 international banks is raising the debt capital of EUR 3.5 billion. For exporter Siemens, the Egyptian order is the biggest in the company's history. The total investment cost for the three power plants will run to EUR 6 billion.

Together, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and KfW IPEX-Bank are acting as Coordinating Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers (CIMLAs) for the financing. The banks have been mandated for the project by the state-owned Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC). The CIMLAs are also acting as co-bookrunners for the syndication of the Hermes-covered finance with Deutsche Bank acting as coordinating bookrunner. KfW IPEX-Bank assumes an additional role as Hermes Agent and Facility Agent. The coordinating bank for environmental and social project due diligence for the Beni Suef and Burullus power plants is Deutsche Bank. HSBC is acting as environmental coordinator for New Capital.

Given the transaction's size and complexity the CIMLA's swift execution has been impressive. The mandate was awarded in June 2015 following a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Siemens and Egypt at the Sharm-El-Sheikh conference in March of the same year and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's subsequent state visit to Germany. In November 2015, the loan agreement was signed for the first project in Beni Suef. March 2016 then saw the financial close for the other two power plants, Burullus and New Capital. The loans are guaranteed by the Egyptian Finance Ministry.

The core component of each of the natural gas-fired combined cycle power plants, which are to be built at three different locations across the country, will be eight latest-generation Siemens gas turbines. The H-Class, as it is known, is a maximum efficiency turbine, thus providing not only a reliable energy supply but also a greener one.

The three large power plants, all of the same design, will each have a 4,800 megawatt production capacity, with a combined capacity of 14.4 gigawatts. Upon completion in 2018 they will be the largest in the world. The projects will boost Egypt's electricity production by 50% and make a significant contribution to the country's national economic development.

Press contact:
Deutsche Bank
Nicolas Nonnenmacher
nicolas.nonnenmacher@db.com
Phone +49 (0)69 910 41749

Stuart Haslam
stuart.haslam@db.com
Phone +971 (0) 4 4283 860

HSBC
Zeyad MOURAD
zeyad.mourad@hsbc.com
Phone +202-2529-1113

KfW IPEX-Bank GMBH
Thomas Krick
thomas.krick@kfw.de
Phone +49 (0) 69 7431 84

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